29 May 2020

Hello, world!

The smallest of the small! Here is a tiny fledgling hummingbird who has been making its first forays from the nest and exploring my front yard. 

27 May 2020

Take a break ~

This pretty tiled bench is on one of the walking paths in my neighborhood. It is a very inviting place to stop for a little rest! 

22 May 2020

Feeling stressed out?

For several weeks local artists have been painting cheerful rocks with lovely images and inspiring messages that are left all around the neighborhood. These little rock "treasures" are meant to be seen, enjoyed, and moved to another location for another lucky pedestrian to spot.

This painted rock is quite different - it is stress personified! Are you feeling stressed too? Take a breath and just hold on. Things will improve! We just don't know exactly when! 

19 May 2020

25 Scientists, Thousands of Experiments

A walk on the University of Arizona's mall reveals many pieces of interesting public art. Here is a portion of George Greenamyer's steel sculpture, "25 Scientists" at the entrance to the Henry Koffler Building.
Photo courtesy of Susan Dodson

13 May 2020

Some Magical Local Color ~

There are so many artists in my neighborhood! The sidewalks are covered with butterflies, bees, dragon flies, flowers....   It lifts my spirits when I see this beauty every day! 

02 May 2020

Inspiring Imagery ~

Local Tucson artist Lalo Cota painted this powerful and vibrant mural to celebrate life (breath!). You can view it on Oracle Road near Prince Road. This mural and a few others were sponsored by Banner Health. Read a little more about Lalo here

30 April 2020

Where are YOU from?

Some of my neighbors have started a "Where are you from?" billboard on the sidewalk in front of their house. This is fun! We have residents from as far away as Jeddah! 

17 April 2020

In living color!~

WOW - this bee and flower are so vivid! Amazing sharp detail! (And yes our Tucson sky really is that blue!) It's heartening to see that local bees are keeping busy....
Photo courtesy of George Goldman. 

10 April 2020

08 April 2020

Just humming along!

A beautiful hummingbird taking a sweet sip in my garden. I have a "4-B" garden - butterflies, bees, birds (especially hummingbirds), and bugs (ladybugs, among others). Lovely! 

05 April 2020

In other news...

While we all wonder how long our Shelter In Place situation will be in effect, there are many other things to ponder right now. Here, for example, are some gorgeous crocuses that are blooming in Needham, Massachusetts. What rich, vibrant colors! Beautiful! WOW!
Photo courtesy of Kathy Rice. 

03 April 2020

Some Community Humor

Someone in my neighborhood created this tableau of wooden mannequins who are NOT practicing social distancing! FUN! The sign says "Unity Community." Remember - we're all waiting this out together! Stay calm, stay kind. 

24 March 2020

A bee being a bee ~

These are strange and unsettling times for sure. Here is a little beauty for you and I hope it offers you some comfort, too, that even when the human world is crazy there is still some regular routines in nature that we can observe and enjoy.  Here is a bee doing its thing. How are you coping? Stay well! 

05 February 2020

Catalysts for Change ~

Each year the UA College of Science presents an engaging and thought provoking lecture series. The theme of this year's program is "Catalysts for Change." The lectures are held in Centennial Hall and they are FREE to the public. Arrive early because the hall fills up quckly! Click here for info on the upcoming lectures. See you there! 

26 January 2020


This great sign on Oracle near Miracle Mile welcomes visitors and it reminds me of the wonderful signs of times past when Route 66 was a thriving vacation route. 

23 January 2020

Always look for the blue sky!

We've been having lots of stormy weather this week - rain and cold temperatures. At first glance this photo might appear to be a black and white composition but look carefully and you'll see a tiny patch of blue breaking through the clouds. Beautiful! 

14 January 2020

Golden Glow ~

I love the way the sunlight reflects on the cactus spines! Beautiful!

Photo courtesy of George Goldman.

02 January 2020

Santa convention?

After living at the North Pole and then flying around the world in one night, I can see why they want to just hang out in the warm Arizona sun! :)    For those of you who are NOT in Arizona let me tell you what is really going on.... some homeowners dress up their cactus for Christmas. (And some homeowners claim the Santa hats protect their cactus from freezing.)   HAPPY NEW YEAR!

Photo courtesy of George Goldman.